How were witches tried in the Salem witch trials?
Sometimes they would tie the accused witch to a boulder and drop them into water. If they floated, they were a witch and if they sunk they weren't. Of course either way they died.
This is only one of them.
The accused in Salem never underwent the traditional witch tests of Europe. The court would not allow it. The Salem witches were tried by a panel of judges that also served as jury. The evidence and witness testimony, the afflicted's accusations, were brought up and the accused had to defend themselves.
No. Accused witches during the Salem witch trials were not burned, they were only hanged. The only non-hanging death was Giles Corey who died by being being crushed by large rocks. The Witch trials were held in other places such as Europe where some accused witches may have been burned. But burning at the stake was not common during all the witch trials held.
There were no witch hunters involved in Salem. A witch hunter is someone who travels around to find witches. In Salem, all the accusations were made by supposedly bewitched girls. ===================================================== A preacher named Cotton Mather was responsible for a lot of deaths of innocent women whom he called witches.
The Salem witch trials is not a movie you idiot. They were a series of witchcraft trials that were caused by a witch hysteria in Essex County, Massachusetts, centering in Salem. Bridget Bishop owned an inn and was accused during the hysteria. She was the first to be tried and the first to be executed.
There were no actual witches in Salem during the trials. Witchcraft was seem as wrong because they thought it was the work of the devil. They thought witches killed crops, sunk ships and murdered people. That's what "witch" meant to the people in Salem. Now, it refers to Wiccans, pagans and the like. Hope that helps. Your question was very hard to understand.
There may be too many to name every one, but this list from the University of Virginia includes the names and dates of accusations for most that are known. It came from a very reputable book on the Salem Witch Trials called "Salem Posessed" by Paul Boyer and Steven Nissenbaum: EDIT: There's actually a very easy number to name. NONE. There were no witches in Salem. The correct termonology is "Accused"